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Sign-Up For A Storytime At The Keene Public Library

Through Storytimes, we hope to:

  • Share the best of children's literature and illustrations;
  • Introduce the library and its services to children and families
  • Teach children that the library is a helpful, friendly place where they can find materials to enrich their lives;
  • Encourage children to become lifelong readers;
  • Provide children with group activities and experiences;
  • Promote language development and provide verbal learning experiences;
  • Promote reading aloud at home by parents and caregivers.
  • Parents and caregivers are encouraged to use this opportunity to teach children listening and cooperative skills. The library has a few tips that can help make Keene Public Library Storytimes more fun and rewarding.

Currently, all of our programs are virtual.

You can sign up for storytimes on our online calendar one month before they are scheduled to begin. Each session is between seven and nine weeks with a three to four-week break between sessions so that your youth librarians can recharge. There is a three-week mini-session in December.

Don't forget, the library has lots of additional special family and youth programs. Check our online calendar for details.

  • Book Time with Babies and Toddlers

    Babies and toddlers experience brain stimulation through language and socialization. Engage your little one with new sights and sounds through books, songs, and rhymes. You can sign up online.

  • Preschool Storytime

    This storytime is for children three to six years of age that have not yet started kindergarten. Each storytime is a 30 to a 45-minute celebration of language. Storytime includes several books, songs, poems, and other book-related activities such as crafts and creative dramatics.

    Engage your preschoolers with books, activities, stories, and songs that encourage language and pre-reading skill development in order to help them grow into successful readers. You can sign up online.

  • Multi-Age Drop-in Family Storytime

    The library also offers a drop-in storytime each Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. There is no need to register. All you have to do is show up!

    The whole family can enjoy stories, songs, and movement activities that support literacy and help foster a love of books and reading.

    Visit our online event calendar to see our current schedule of events.  

We do value your feedback. If you've attended storytime at the Keene Public Library recently, please help us plan for by completing a quick online survey.

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